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Old 02-29-2008
coasty_53575
 

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upgrade to vista
I have a computer that is vista ready. I got the upgrade disk from HP. Just
wondering if I do the upgrade do I lose all the programs taht already
previously installled. Examples are 2008 windows office, I also have alot of
programs from work that I need to have on my computer again. I just want to
be safe than sorry.
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Old 02-29-2008
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Re: upgrade to vista
It's all about Windows /Update/ here, not upgrading Windows. Try posting to
this Vista-specific newsgroup instead:
microsoft.public.windows.vista.installation_setup
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coasty_53575 wrote:
> I have a computer that is vista ready. I got the upgrade disk from HP.
> Just
> wondering if I do the upgrade do I lose all the programs taht already
> previously installled. Examples are 2008 windows office, I also have alot
> of
> programs from work that I need to have on my computer again. I just want
> to
> be safe than sorry.


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Old 02-29-2008
ato_zee@hotmail.com
 

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Re: upgrade to vista

On 29-Feb-2008, =?Utf-8?B?Y29hc3R5XzUzNTc1?=
<coasty_53575@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I have a computer that is vista ready. I got the upgrade disk from HP.
> Just
> wondering if I do the upgrade do I lose all the programs taht already
> previously installled. Examples are 2008 windows office, I also have alot
> of
> programs from work that I need to have on my computer again. I just want
> to
> be safe than sorry.


Backup first as a disk image, then if the upgrade
does a format before upgrading you will be able to
recover. If you should need to recover then make a
copy of the first disk image, preferably onto optical
media before doing the restore.
That way you will never be left with only one
copy of critical data.
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